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The La-Z Couch Gag, also known as the Retro Couch Gag, is the couch gag from the Season 27 episode Teenage Mutant Milk-caused Hurdles.
Homer sits on the couch. After a moment to make sure he is alone he puts sunglasses on and the couch drops to a lower level via a hidden elevator. Then, a montage showing Joe "Kaz" Kazinsky (Homer) and his partner, a high-tech couch, chasing down their enemy, Fernando Withmore (Ned) in Miami of the '80s. In the end it's revealed that the scenes are a rerun from a 1980's television show, to which Homer replies, "damn reruns," only for the family to be surprised by Maggie imitating "Kaz" and setting the living room's floor on fire.
Character Appearances Edit
- Homer Simpson (as himself and Joe Kazinsky)
- Principal Skinner
- Ned Flanders (as Fernando Withmore)
- Patty Bouvier
- Moe Szyslak
- Snake Jailbird
- Barney Gumble
- Selma Bouvier
- Sideshow Bob
- Nelson Muntz
- Charles Montgomery Burns
- Krusty the Clown
- Julius Hibbert
- Bart Simpson
- Lisa Simpson
- Chief Wiggum
- Rod Flanders (photo)
- Todd Flanders (photo)
- Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
- Kent Brockman (TV)
- Hans Moleman
- Marge Simpson
- Dr. Nick Riviera
- Groundskeeper Willie
- Fat Tony
- Carl Carlson
- Lenny Leonard
- Maggie Simpson
Cultural References / Trivia Edit
- The title "La-Z Rider" may be a reference to the La-Z-Boy brand of furniture.
- This Couch Gag is based off various 1980s TV shows and movies, such as Scarface, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, Back to the Future and many others, such as Kung Fury.
- The song's name is Push it to the Limit, from the Soundtrack of the movie Scarface.
- The scene in the Miami-fied version of Moe's in which Ned holds Selma hostage contains Marty McFly and Doc Brown from Back to the Future.
- Joe "Kaz" Kazinsky's name is a reference to Synthwave artist Kavinsky.
- Joe's partner is a gun-wielding high-tech couch by the name of Chaise Long. A "chaise longue" is a type of sofa.
- The guest animator, Steve Cutts, is British, and there are two hints to this in the video; the first is the British-style license plate on the first sports car ('SKINNER'), and the second is the spelling of "Neighbour" on Ned's chest.